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June Meeting of the EC, RA and General Membership

June 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

June 16 @ 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.


Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5570450039

To join audio by phone, dial: 669-900-6833

Meeting ID: 557 045 0039


A. Call to order

B. Approve May meeting minutes

C. Approve agenda

D. President’s Report

1. Contribution Requests – none

2. New Member Report

E. Treasurer’s Report – May Monthly Budget vs Actuals

F. Executive Officer’s Report

a. New organizing

b. Pending Representation Issues

    • Honolulu S-A wrongful termination
    • Chronicle grievance re: withheld health care (likely appeal to arbitration) and ULP re: protected speech
    • Mercury News: potential grievance re: withheld contractual step increase
    • Fresno Bee: potential member action re: back pay for misclassified worker

c. Bargaining Highlights

    • Current: Maui News, Chronicle, Fresno Bee, East Bay Times, San Jose Mercury News, Monterey Herald
    • Next: Daily Kos, The California Labor Federation
    • TNG Legal Memo re: Bargaining for abortion access

d. Mobilization

Reports on:

    • Guild Freelancers: call for solidarity with Vox Media Workers (don’t cross the line!)
    • Ongoing Local Representative Assembly calls (every other Tuesday)
    • NewsGuild assembly: “Was that the Reckoning?: Addressing Anti-Black Racism in the News Industry,” June 15 at 5pm PT. The session will examine past and present anti-Black racism in the news media, and take a hard look at labor’s role in building an anti-racist future. Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdGBZmC9N7U4SIO8QeesR8H8gVe0Nq5IZRBoVK6jM2ICSkSzw/viewform
    • Guild trainings:
      • Effective Meeting Facilitation – 6:30-7:30 pm ET, Tue, June 14. Register here.
      • Moving Your Coworkers to Action – 6-7 pm ET, Thurs, June 23. Register here.
      • Labor Law 101 – 6-8:30 pm ET, June 29. Register here.
  • e. Pension Administration
  • d. Bay News Rising: summer 2022 program launches July 10, 5 interns invited, looking for panelist speakers

G. Report from Michael Cabanatuan re: International Guild Executive Council Work

H. Report from Legislative and Political Committee Chair, Richard Knee

I. Building Corps Report

J. Old Business

K. New Business

  • Approval of Honolulu Star-Advertiser arbitration and related costs

L. Adjourn

M. Executive Session


Guild Executive Committee Meetings are held every third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m.-Noon. On holiday weekends, we move the meeting to the Thursday evening prior to the holiday, see the schedule below.

We are meeting virtually for the foreseeable future, until COVID-19 concerns subside.

Members are encouraged to join and listen in. The Local Representative Assembly and General Membership meet with the EC every other meeting. Agendas and updates will be posted here at mediaworkers.org.

Thursday, 1/13/22 – EC (Moved for MLK weekend)

Thursday, 2/17/22 – EC/RA/GM (Moved for Presidents Day Weekend)

Saturday 3/19/22 – EC

Thursday, 4/14/22 – EC/RA/GM (Moved for Easter Weekend)

Saturday, 5/21/22 – EC

Thursday 6/16/22 – EC/RA/GM (Moved for Juneteenth and Father’s Day)

July – Summer Break

Saturday, 8/20/22 – EC

Saturday, 9/17/22 – EC/RA/GM (Annual membership meeting)

Saturday, 10/15/22 – EC

Saturday, 11/19/22 – EC/RA/GM

December – Winter Break


June 16
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Pacific Media Workers Guild